Get inspiration from typical use cases.
Organizational Analysis is the most common case DataLink is being used. Importing org units, job positions, roles and employees from external systems and keep them synchronized. This “HR case” initiated the birth of the first generation of DataLink (named HR Link) which has been developed for this purpose many years ago.
How to improve business and IT collaboration? Model-To-Execute is the answer. Enables to translate high-level business requirements from ARIS models into a detailed, IT-oriented service model being executed within a specific case tools used by IT architects. DataLink integrates ARIS and the respective tools (e.g. Enterprise Architect or whatever IT staff is familiar with) to facilitate smart sharing of the wide range of data objects and relationships.
DataLink allows companies to exchange all organizational information automatically between their HR system and the ARIS repository. This is particularly valuable because such information is needed when creating business process descriptions (e.g., defining which organizational units and entities are responsible for the various steps in a business process).
User-friendly and easy-to-understand visualization of organizational structures is essential if companies are to properly communicate organizational issues to management and employees. With ARIS, organizational structures can be presented in a convenient and attractive manner on the company intranet.
With DataLink, companies can avoid both errors caused by manual transcription and the same updates being input into several different systems.
Companies can even simulate planned changes to organizational structures and see which processes are affected and what the consequences are for process cycle times.
- SPEED & RELIABILITY
Automated updating of ARIS objects reflecting any new changes in the organizational structure without requiring manual modeling
Track and manage new organizational structure changes more easily in ARIS and then apply it back to the relevant operational systems
Increase employee productivity with published organization structure, process roles and contacts
Align easily organizational structure and all the related resources (roles, required knowledges, access rights to applications, tasks, cost centers, …)
Use the option to add and visualize additional personal data, links and attributes, not included in the master data
Establish a “Single point of truth” regardless of various data are being maintained across different systems
A typical challenge facing customers is “How to translate business requirements into an efficient application support as smart as possible”.
Many projects are being kicked off to meet this challenge. And many of them exceeds its planned time/budget schedules because of misunderstandings between business and IT.
ARIS can become a common language improving business and IT collaboration and solving this issue.
But although ARIS is a very common tool for business users, IT staff usually prefer other ones, which are oriented more technically. Therefore Software AG comes up with ”Model-To-Execute” solution combining ARIS Architect/Designer (for business users) and webMethods Designer (for IT users) seamlessly integrated together.
DataLink also provides “Model-To-Execute” capabilities but in more simply way. And most importantly - indenpendently on which tools IT users are working with.
The capability to exchange data between ARIS and the respective CASE tool preferred by IT (e.g. Enterprise Architect) provides great flexibility and independence.
Reduction of fixing wrong or missing requirements after analysis phase
Keep change requests in sync with the solution implementation more easily
A unique technical and methodical background both for business and IT in order to achieve the common objectives
There are many ways how you can use DataLink together with ARIS to get more benefits. Use cases mentioned above shows only very small piece of usage scenarios being most frequently asked.
Don’t let be limited by these examples. DataLink has no limitations with its opened architecture. All parts of DataLink (importers, formatters, configuration, settings and templates) are customizable via Software Development Kit.
Any special requirements? DataLink can be very quickly adapted and customized to fit your specific needs. Ask your DataLink vendor or do it yourself. This choice is only up to you. Get the SDK and customize an existing extension pack or develop amazing custom solution from the scratch by yourself. No one knows better than you how to do it. And we are ready to give you support as best we can.
Stay tuned a we will inform you soon about another uses cases by which you can be inspired. We are just working on those ones:
- Identity Management
- IT Asset Management
Let’s inspire each other. Tell us which use cases could be interesting for you. The easiest way to get in touch with us is to send an email using our contact form.
- ARIS Architect
- ARIS Design Server
- DataLink ext. pack: HR
- DataLink ext. pack: SDK (optional)